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Volume 93 | Number 2 | March-April 2005

The Man Who Defined Truth

Martin Davis

A new biography offers an intimate look at the fascinating life of Alfred Tarski, who was ambitious, amorous, abusive—and a superb logician

An Elder's View of a Young Theory

David Sloan Wilson

Ernst Mayr's latest collection of essays offers newcomers to biology an entertaining way to expand their horizons

Serving a Silicon Master

Doron Zeilberger

Thanks to "Its Omnipotence the Computer," math is becoming experimental, a posteriori and even contingent, says reviewer Doron Zeilberger

Revolutionary Science

Jed Buchwald

In Science and Polity in France, Charles Coulston Gillispie charts the rise during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic years of a science of how things work

A Usable Past

J. R. McNeill

Jared Diamond's Collapse analyzes how past societies either escaped or succumbed to environmental problems

"And Gladly Wolde He Lerne and Gladly Teche"

Robert J. Richards

In his hefty new book The Ancestor's Tale, modern-day "Clerk of Oxenford" Richard Dawkins adapts the narrative structure of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to frame a regressive journey through our evolutionary past

Dismal Science

Steven Durlauf

In The Effortless Economy of Science?, Philip Mirowski criticizes economic models of science unpersuasively, expressing contempt for those he regards as intellectual opponents

Anthropology for Mathematicians

Brian Hayes

Two eye-opening new anthologies examine the cultural meaning of patterns containing symmetries

Total Records : 13


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